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In a recent article published in Parents Magazine, the author describes one woman's miscarriage experience in a hospital emergency department. The woman recounts the handling of her miscarriage as "procedural" and noted the lack of empathy from hospital staff.
Physician networking website Doximity has released an updated report on the looming national OB/GYN shortage.
Las Vegas sits at the top of the list as the city most at risk. While the number of U.S. medical students entering the obstetrics and gynecology specialty is decreasing, the birth rate is holding steady or increasing in some areas.
Ob Hospitalist Group physicians Dr. Peter Genaris, Dr. David Lang, Dr. Elliot Roberts, and our entire Bellevue Hospital team were recently recognized by medical students and OB/GYN residents for their exceptional contributions to clinical education.
Amidst rising maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the U.S., The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) recently released their latest perspective on levels of maternal care. The purpose of maternal levels of care is to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and existing disparities by implementing “uniform definitions, a standardized description of maternity facility capability and personnel, and a framework for integrated systems that addresses maternal health needs.” The birthing facility levels are: basic (level 1); specialty care (level II), subspecialty care (level III) and regional perinatal health care centers (level IV).
Ob Hospitalist Group is pleased to announce that we are entering the Ohio market! We are excited to be partnering with Mercy Medical Center in Canton to develop our first obstetrical emergency department in the state.
Ob Hospitalist Group is working to improve women’s health care, one hospital at a time.
As a woman nears the end of her pregnancy and her body prepares to go into labor, the mucus plug is the first thing to flush from the body. Dr. Amy VanBlaricom, Ob Hospitalist Group's medical director of operations, offers her insight to Parents.com.
Tennessee has the 10th highest maternal death rate in the country. The Tennessee Department of Health recently issued a report on maternal deaths, noting that 78 women across the state died last year while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy in 2017. And 85 percent were preventable.
The campaign's goal is to create equitable workplaces and a culture where victims of gender discrimination or sexual harassment feel safe coming forward.
Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of pregnancy, and onset can occur at any time from pregnancy until up to 1 year post partum. Estimates of the prevalence of PPD in new mothers in the United States varied by state from 8% to 20% in 2012, with an overall average of 12%.